Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tis The Season 4 Joy

The Challenge:
Use photo strips on your layout or project.

Photo strips have been around for a little while, but looking through this issue, they are EVERYWHERE!   I love using them!  I most often use them when highlighting a lot of photos, like you are looking at a proof sheet.  There are many other options too.  You can stack photos like you took them in a photo booth, die cut some film strips to use as an accent, use some of the acetate film strips, they look pretty real, or as in my case, use a stencil to place the photos in.

Yes, I am just finishing last Christmas's photos right after this year's celebration....so what of it ;)  I had printed these photos all off about a month ago, in a rather small size, but had no idea what the plan had been now because I waited so long!  I got this great film strip stencil for Christmas and decided to try it out.  I just painted right on top of my piece of patterned paper, using painter's tape to mask off what I didn't want painted, then used my fine tip marker to define the spaces and give it a cleaner look.  Then I took the photos and cut them down to size, rounded the edges, and placed them in the photo spots.  It was a great way to house a lot of photos on a single page and give the look of action, like the camera was set on burst mode.

I just added a few embellishments to the pre-printed paper and BAM, layout complete.  I look forward to using this stencil again!

The layout

3 comments:

Ashley Horton said...

So fun Laura!! Love the multiple film strips and the use of the stencil! The photos look great on this MME paper and I love the little flags with the baker's twine!

ELLEN said...

Great way to work in a lot of photos on one page! I like that the film strips have both vertical and horizontal alignment. I don't think I've seen them around. Who is the manufacture?

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Awesome! Love the photo strip challenge and your neat layout! A great way to use multi photos...hope to work on this one tomorrow at my monthly crop! Thanks for the challenge!